Agent News Bulletins

Released Bulletin
20-Oct-2014 Forté releases Agent 8
Just one click will select, download, analyze, join, decode and repair large Usenet binaries...
28-Jul-2014 Agent 8 in Final Beta
We expect general release to be in the next few weeks...
28-Aug-2013 Agent 7.2 and Agent Usenet (APN) Support 30 Connections
We've increased the number of simultaneous connections to 30 for both new and existing APN users...
21-Jun-2013 Forté releases Agent 7.1
Larger Folder Sizes and New Installer...
20-Dec-2012 Agent Usenet goes Big on Gigabytes and Retention
Retention has increased by 150% and Gigabytes have increased by 25%...
25-May-2012 Forté releases Agent 7.0
Agent Newsreader has been re-engineered for high capacity Usenet servers...
20-Jul-2010 Agent Usenet Increases Retention
Better retention to improve NZB downloads...
16-Jun-2010 Agent Usenet Adds SSL
Protect yourself with secure transmission of Usenet headers and bodies...
19-Nov-2009 Forté Releases Agent 6.0
Automatic server failover, header compression, hide quoted text, and more...
18-Nov-2009 Agent Usenet Upgrade
Download newsgroup headers up to 10-times faster...
17-Dec-2008 Forté Releases Agent 5.0
A major upgrade for binary, text, and email users...
05-Dec-2008 Agent 5.0 Beta Update
Forte releases nested folders to the Agent 5.0 Beta Team...
22-Jul-2008 Agent 5.0 Upgrade Promotion
For a limited time any registered Agent user can upgrade to Agent 5.0 for $US 15.00...
22-Jul-2008 Agent Usenet Upgrade
More retention, groups, and gigs. Same low price....
18-Jul-2008 Agent 5.0 released to Beta
Nested folders, browser tabs, and more...
05-Jul-2007 Agent 5.0 Update
RAR support, browser tabs, and more...
01-Jun-2007 More Gigs, Same Low Price
APN quotas are increased at no additional charge...
19-May-2007 Vista Promotion Ends June 1
Upgrade for only $15 before the Vista promotion ends...
01-May-2007 Agent Vista Upgrade Promotion
For a limited time, Agent Upgrades are reduced from $19 to $15...
30-Jan-2007 Forté Releases Agent 4.2
NZB support, Windows Vista, Database Performance and more...
02-Jan-2007 Agent 4.2 Beta Update
Including a look at 4.2's database and user interface improvements...
21-Nov-2006 NZB Preview
A closer look at Agent 4.2's upcoming support for NZB files...
10-Nov-2006 Agent 4.2 released to Beta
NZB, Database Performance, Agent Gear and more...
14-Oct-2006 Forté Releases Agent 4.1
We are now working on Agent 4.2 with support for NZB and other cool features...
18-Aug-2006 Forte Upgrades Agent Usenet
Agent Usenet now offers 40+ day retention of multi-part binaries...
18-Aug-2006 Forté Releases Agent 4.0
A major upgrade for binary, text, and email users...
17-Aug-2006 Agent 4.0 Releasing Tomorrow
$15 Upgrade promotion ends today...
04-Aug-2006 4.0 to Release in August
See a screen shot and the complete list of features for Agent 4.0...
25-Jul-2006 Message Attachments
A preview of Agent 4.0's handling of Usenet and Email attachments...
14-Jul-2006 Agent 4.0 Beta Update
A closer look at Image Preview and Safe HTML handling...
13-Jun-2006 Agent 4.0 Released to Beta
Image preview, ignore subthread, better binary management, and more...
13-Jun-2006 Agent 4.0 Upgrade Promotion
For a limited time any registered Agent user can upgrade to Agent 4.0 for $US 15.00...
22-Apr-2006 Agent 4.0 Update
Forté prepares Agent 4.0 for the Beta Team...
09-Mar-2006 Forté Releases Agent 3.3
Includes a new Database Recovery tool, SSL enhancements, and other key improvements...
31-Jan-2006 Forté Releases Agent 3.2
The release you've been waiting for...
20-Jan-2006 Agent 3.2 in Final Beta
We expect to release Agent 3.2 before the end of January...
19-Jan-2006 Get More Gigs with Agent Usenet
We've increased the GB allocations for Agent Usenet without raising prices...
12-Oct-2005 Agent 3.2 Released to Beta
Support for Multiple Email Accounts and more...
15-Sep-2005 Forté Releases Agent 3.1
We are now working on Agent 3.2 with support for multiple POP boxes...
05-Sep-2005 Agent 3.1 Released to Beta
Performance enhancements, improved joining, and bug fixes...
03-Aug-2005 Forté Releases Agent 3.0
Registered Agent 3.0 users will receive a free 3 month trial account on Agent Usenet (APN)...
03-Aug-2005 Letter from the President
Charles Dazler Knuff extends his thanks to the Agent Community...
06-May-2005 Agent 3.0 supports Virtual Servers
We added this exciting new feature as we expand the Beta Team...
30-Mar-2005 Agent 3.0 Beta Continues to Expand
We've added an addititional 30 beta testers...
18-Feb-2005 Expanded Beta Trials to Begin for Agent 3.0
You will soon begin to see Usenet messages posted with Agent 3.0...
03-Jan-2005 Forté Upgrades Agent Usenet Services
Agent Usenet (APN) upgrades improve reliability and performance for all subscribers. Users of our Measured Service get twice the Gigabytes at no additional cost...
22-Dec-2004 Agent 2.1 Beta Update
Agent 2.1 is released to the Agent Design Board...
21-Oct-2004 Agent 2.1 Preview
Here is a preview of upcoming Agent 2.1 functionality...
25-Jun-2004 Agent 2.1 Feature Update
We've added support for multiple server connections and a task management interface...
24-Jun-2004 New Agent Logo
Tell us what you think...
19-May-2004 Agent 2.1 Progress Report
An update about our on-going implementation of multiple news servers...
06-Feb-2004 Letter from the President
Charles Dazler Knuff extends his thanks to the Agent Community...
06-Feb-2004 Agent 2.0 is Released
Forte is pleased to announce the first release of the 2.x product stream...
09-Dec-2003 Free Upgrade to Agent 2.0
Buy Agent 1.93 on or after December 9th, 2003 and receive a Free Upgrade to Agent 2.0...
13-Nov-2003 Agent 2.00 Released to Agent Beta Team
Our first release using the new wxWidgets architecture...
10-Nov-2003 Jim Powers Rejoins the Agent Team
Jim brings over 20 years of experience as a software developer...
11-Sep-2003 Agent 2.0 Begins Internal Trials
In addition, the Agent Usenet enters the final stage of beta trial...
22-Jul-2003 Agent Usenet Beta Trial Update
The initial phase of beta is going smoothly...
11-Jul-2003 Agent Usenet Beta Trials
Forté launches their own NNTP news service...
20-Jun-2003 Agent 2.0 Progress Report
Get caught up with our progress on Agent 2.0 development...
21-Feb-2003 Agent 2.0 Product Update
We've outlined all the major features of this release...
12-Feb-2003 Tom Gold re-joins the Agent Team
Tom's experience and leadership will ensure the successful release of Agent 2.0...
10-Jan-2003 Agent is now available in LANG_AGENT_193
These translations are now available on the Agent Download Page...
29-Dec-2002 Availability of Agent Translations
The translation teams have completed all the translation work...
24-Dec-2002 Agent and Free Agent 1.93 are Released
Agent is now translated into Deutsch, Fran├žais, and Italiano...
06-Dec-2002 Forté Data Center Without Power for 36 hours
Blizzard conditions in North Carolina leave millions without electricity...
08-Sep-2002 Development has Begun on Agent 1.93
Plus the Agent Support Team is overhauling the Agent FAQ...
09-Aug-2002 Forté announces Agent 1.93
Users will be able to configure the new line counting feature...
02-Aug-2002 Agent 1.92 and Free Agent 1.92 are Released
For the first time in 5 years, these two programs share the exact same code...
20-Jul-2002 Forté Partners with EasyNews
We're continuing to pursue relationships with the leading premium news providers from our survey...
07-Jul-2002 Forté Accelerates Translation of Agent and Free Agent
Once again, the Agent Community steers us in the right direction...
03-Jul-2002 User Guide updated for Agent 1.91
For the first time since Agent 1.5, we've updated our documentation...
02-Jul-2002 Agent Community Reveals Preferences
Survey results show that 40% of Agent users subscribe to a Premium News Service...
25-Jun-2002 Policy Change regarding alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent
After lurking for a couple months, Mark Prince is ready to become an active participant...
24-Jun-2002 Agent 1.92 Beta Update
After a hectic month, we think we'll be done in mid-July. Check the Mark CAM to be sure...
03-Jun-2002 Agent 1.92 goes to Beta
Free Agent and Agent have merged into a single binary. Agent's database limit increases by a factor of 4...
16-Apr-2002 Agent .99 found running on remote island
The Agent Development Team makes a landmark discovery along North Carolina's Outer Banks...
31-Mar-2002 Mark Prince and Ana Beck join the Agent Support Team
The incredible response to Agent 1.91 has enabled us to double the size of our support team...
21-Mar-2002 Agent 1.91 is Released
Agent users can now post and decode yEnc messages...
17-Mar-2002 Juergen Helbing's feedback on yEnc and Agent 1.91
The developer of yEnc provides his feedback on our decision to delay Agent 1.91 by one week....
15-Mar-2002 Agent 1.91 needs one more week
We found some yEnc compatibility issues during beta and we're fixing two critical 1.9 bugs...
10-Mar-2002 Agent 1.91 in Final Beta
Support for yEnc encoding and decoding is right around the corner...
24-Feb-2002 Forté announces support for yEnc
Our customers have spoken and we are listening. You want this feature right away and we are happy to oblige....
24-Jan-2002 Agent 1.9 is Released
Agent 1.9 may not be a big release in terms of features, but it represents a new beginning for Forté...
06-Jan-2002 Agent 1.9 in Final Beta
After several iterations with the Agent Beta Testers, we believe we're in the final cycle...
29-Oct-2001 Agent 1.9 Goes To Beta -- At Last!
We know a lot of patient folks are wondering what happened to that 3rd quarter release date...
02-Aug-2001 Agent 1.8 Upgrade Released
Forté releases an upgrade to address compatibility problems with MSN and Starband...
21-Jul-2001 Forté Announces Plans for Agent 1.9
Forté announces their plan to release Agent 1.9 in the third quarter of 2001. Agent 1.9, the latest version of Forté's award winning Usenet news reader, will be free to all registered Agent users...
24-Feb-2001 Dazler Software Acquires Agent and Free Agent
Located in Carlsbad, California, Dazler purchased the popular and respected Usenet news readers from Genesys Telecommunications Labs...